Mandatory Training Information

The Trust’s Mandatory Training Team brings together a broad range of skills and experience,  providing a varied and innovative programme for induction as well as statutory and mandatory training for all staff.  We work closely with our colleagues from all areas of the Trust to support, develop and facilitate training specific to the needs of the staff in compliance with patient safety standards.

Mandatory Training is deemed to be essential for safe and efficient functioning of health care organisations, patient safety and for the safety of each member of staff. The government and health care organisations have been advised by key professional bodies responsible for learning and development for each staff group on the programmes to be delivered.

It is the responsibility of each member of staff to ensure that they are up to date with training and as an organisation MKFT is responsible in providing staff with the opportunities to complete the training.

Step by step guide to updating your Mandatory Training

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How do I know what training I need to do?

You can view your Statutory/Mandatory training record on ESR Self-Service which is available 24/7 via your smartcard or login. ESR Self-Service is a live feed to your Statutory/Mandatory training record and the user guide HERE will show you how to access your record, what you need to complete, how to book into a classroom session and how to cancel a booking. 

All staff on permanent or fixed term contracts can also find their Statutory/Mandatory training record on the Business Intelligence (BI) system via an icon on MKUH PC desktops. The BI reports are refreshed on a monthly basis and it takes into account completed training a month in arrears. The compliance report also allows you to print off your individual training as supporting evidence for your appraisals.

For a guide on how to find your Statutory/Mandatory training record on the Business Intelligence (BI) system please click HERE

How do I choose from the methods of learning available?

This depends on your learning preference and the time available to complete training

Classroom Training

We offer a comprehensive classroom training schedule which covers all of your Mandatory Training requirements. These sessions give you the opportunity to ask the trainers questions and as they are subject matter experts in their area, you can be assured you will get the very best update on your skills and knowledge.

Classroom sessions can be booked using ESR Self-Service via either your smartcard or login. A user guide for booking Statutory/Mandatory Training via ESR Self service can be found HERE. The guide shows you how to access your record, what you need to complete, how to book into a classroom session and how to cancel a booking.

If you are a manager/supervisor you can view your teams compliance and book them into training via ESR Self-Service for supervisors. Please view the guide 'How to use Supervisor Self-Service for Statutory-Mandatory Training' HERE  

To view the classroom training schedule please click HERE

If you require any assistance please contact Mandatory Training on ext. 85080 or e-mail [email protected]


E-learning allows you to undertake training at your own pace and at a time that suits your pattern of work and other commitments. 

For support with enrolling on e-learning courses, come along to the Library in the Education Centre or call them on ext. 85061. Computers are available in the library for you to complete e-learning.


Workbooks are a great way of completing your mandatory training if staff cannot be released for classroom training. The assessments are completed online and are sent directly to the training leads for marking through the website. Please allow the training leads at least two weeks to process the assessments once they have been sent. Hardcopies can be obtained from the Education Centre outside room 6 if required.

Click HERE for all Mandatory/Statutory Training that can be completed by workbook.

Training frequency and options

The chart below lists the frequency of each statutory/mandatory training course and confirms the options for completion.